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Hornitos in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hornitos

“Little Ovens of the Mother Lode”

 
 
Hornitos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Hornitos Marker
Inscription.
Historic Jail Museum • History of 1849 • Relics Gold Rush Day Displays

One of the Nations Most Famous Ghost Towns early population 15,000. Here was the first Wells Fargo Express Office in county. $40000 in gold sent to Mint daily by armed stage coach.

Joaquin Murietta’s playground. California’s most colorful bandit. Mariposa County biggest county in the world during greatest Gold Rush of all time. Hornitos Spanish for “Little Ovens,” so named because of the Mexican burial tombs were shaped like square ovens – Hornitos Oldest Landmark – See Cross on Hill →
 
Location. 37° 30.162′ N, 120° 14.282′ W. Marker is in Hornitos, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on High Street near St. Catherine Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hornitos CA 95325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Hornitos (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hornitos (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wells Fargo Office (within shouting distance of this marker); D. Ghirardelli & Co.
Hornitos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Hornitos Marker
Hornitos Jail to the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hornitos Masonic Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (about 600 feet away); Cavagnaro General Store (about 600 feet away); St Catherine Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hornitos.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Hornitos, Little Ovens, Joaquin Murietta's Playground image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 8, 2010
3. Hornitos, Little Ovens, Joaquin Murietta's Playground
A visitor to Hornitos reads the sign next to the jail.
Entrance to the Hornitos Jail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
4. Entrance to the Hornitos Jail
E Clampus Vitus plaque above the entrance.
E Clampus Vitus Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
5. E Clampus Vitus Plaque
To Remember the Hornitos Calaboze’s. Welcome to the 1854 Brethren. Credo Quia Absurdum. Dedicated by the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus. May 9, 1954.
Hornitos Jail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
6. Hornitos Jail
Hornitos Jail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
7. Hornitos Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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